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· June, 2009

Stories about Sri Lanka from June, 2009

Sri Lanka: No To Beef

Sri Lankan blog Scourge comments on a poster that advocates how cruel it is to slaughter a cow and for that we should refrain from eating beef: “how you can...

Sri Lanka: Post War Politics

Dayan Jayatilleka at Groundviews discusses about the politics of the post war Sri Lanka.

South Asia: The World Is Poorer Without MJ

Millions of fans across the world are mourning the sudden death of Michael Jackson, the king of pop, and remembering how his music was associated with their growth. South Asian...

Sri Lanka: State of The Civilians In Vanni

Rohini Hensman from Sri Lanka asks “why are the Vanni civilians still being held hostage?”

Sri Lanka: Enigma of Prabhakaran and the Tamil Tigers

Muttukrishna Sarvananthan at Groundviews discusses the enigma of Prabhakaran and the Tamil Tigers which pricks the conscience of many Sri Lankan Tamils.

Sri Lanka: The Economist Magazine Censored?

ICT For Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) reports that the shipment of the recent edition of the Economist magazine has been held up by Sri Lankan Customs Authority and possibly this article is...

Sri Lanka: Words & Images From IDP Camps

The Humanitarian Chronicle publishes a report from an anonymous writer who visited some camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in northern Sri Lanka. Accompanying with these pictures the author portrays...

Sri Lanka: Papaya Juice – A Cure for Dengue

Sandun Fernando writes: “You may have heard this elsewhere but if not, I am glad to inform you that papaya juice is a natural cure for dengue fever. “

Sri Lanka: A Virtual Eelam For Tamils informs that “TamilNet is calling for a virtual reality Eelam for the Tamils, independent of any land” and comments whether this is logical in any way.

Sri Lanka: A Suppressed Nation

Access to many Sri Lankan IDP camps are still limited to the international journalists and aid workers and the information are suppressed. So it is hard to hear the voices...

Sri Lanka: More Journalists Harassed

Chitrangi informs that the Sri Lankan police arrested and interrogated another journalist who provided the initial information about journalist Poddala Jayantha’s abduction.

Sri Lanka: Politics of Humanitarianism

Darini Rajasingham Senanayake at Groundviews discusses the aid game and the politics of humanitarianism is Sri Lanka's context.

Sri Lanka: Report From The IDP Camps recently returned from Vavuniya, the biggest town in the Wanni district of Sri Lanka and temporary refuge to approximately 300,000 IDPs. The blogger reports: “My overall impression after talking...

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